Former President Barack Obama is America’s most admired man, and his wife Michelle Obama is the nation’s most admired woman, a new poll shows.
About 15 percent of Americans surveyed by Gallup selected former first lady Michelle Obama as their most admired woman, followed by 5 percent for Oprah Winfrey and 4 percent each for Clinton and current first lady Melania Trump.
Former President Obama took the title of most admired with 19 percent of the vote. Nearly 13 percent of respondents picked President Trump.
Others on the most admired women list include Queen Elizabeth II, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, human rights activist Malala Yousafzai and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.).
The Hill adds:
Former President Obama’s ranking, his 11th at the top of the list, puts him just one first-place finish short of tying Dwight Eisenhower for the most times being picked as the country’s most admired man.
This year’s rankings mark only the 13th time in 72 polls that the sitting president was not voted most admired man. The results come as President Trump’s national approval rating hovers in the low to mid-40s.